Mr Philip Simpson

Mr Philip Simpson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth)

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip Simpson at Spire include:


Other treatments

Orthopaedic surgery:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Partial knee replacement surgery
  • Revision hip and knee replacement surgery for failing joint replacements
  • Robot-assisted MAKO partial knee replacement
  • Robot-assisted MAKO total hip replacement
  • Sports injury

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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: Tuesday 9am-11am, Friday 2pm-5pm.

I studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh where I also attained a BSc honours degree. I completed my orthopaedic training in South East Scotland before spending a year working as a fellow at The Prince Charles and HolySpirit Northside hospitals in Brisbane, specialising in hip and knee surgery using computer navigation.

I specialise in surgery of the lower limb and have a particular interest in hip and knee replacement where I have experience in surgery performed for the first time (primary surgery) and in situations where the previous joint replacement fails and requires a redo (revision surgery).

I also have experience of performing joint replacements in very young patients and in patients with prior deformities such as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). I enjoy teaching and training other surgeons and regularly teaches on cadaveric hip and knee replacement courses.

Research interests: Joint replacement surgery.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Knee surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries

Special Clinical Interests: Robotic arm assisted surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Orthopaedic Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh & Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh
Honorary Clinical Tutor, University of Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

I live in Edinburgh with my wife, son and daughter. I have a passion for sport and have represented my country at both gymnastics and rugby and was formerly contracted professionally to the SRU.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Dorothy Christie
Private secretary telephone 0131 446 3048
Private secretary fax 0131 447 5778